Oregon Soldiers Prepare for Afghanistan

ASHLAND, Ore. – Oregon National Guard troops are preparing for another tour of duty in Afghanistan, and could be some of the last troops in that country. President Obama announced Tuesday that only 9,800 troops would remain in Afghanistan after 2014. That number would continue to be reduced in 2015, and by the end of … Continue reading »

Shutdown Delays Military Death Benefits

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House voted unanimously Wednesday to restore death benefits to military families during the government shutdown. The benefits include a $100,000 payment and reimbursement for funeral and burial expenses. The bill is expected to pass the Senate, but the legislative fix may not be necessary. A defense official tells CNN the private … Continue reading »